Sachin knows when to retire, says Anjali

Published: Saturday, October 18, 2008, 11:19 [IST]
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Mumbai: There were celebrations at the Tendulkar residence in Bandra where fans gathered near his house to celebrate his breaking Brian Laras record of 11,953 Test runs. As he broke the record, there was a huge roar in the locality followed by bursting of crackers.

Wife Anjali's phone has not stopped ringing and she was extremely pleased and relieved after her husband became the highest run-getter in Test cricket.

She said Sachin will not stay a "minute longer" when he is not enjoying the cricket.

"I can be hundred per cent sure that Sachin will not play for a minute longer when he is not enjoying himself. He is still so eager to go out there and play. He will play as long as he feels he can play," Anjali said in Mumbai.

She also rubbished the speculation that the 'Fab 5' are under pressure from the BCCI for their retirement.

"So far there has been nothing from the Board's side... nobody is telling anyone that you have to retire. I think people respect these guys enough."

Recalling the feeling of the historic moment on Friday, Anjali insisted that she was never excited although was a bit tensed. "It was as usual stressful. I was watching all alone, the kids were in school," she said adding their son Arjun was more worried about his written test in Taekwando.

"I was sitting in one place and had full concentration on the match.

"Only after he achieves whatever he achieves, it all sinks in and then I felt great," an elated Anjali said.

However, she insisted that Sachin is such kind of cricketer, who never play for records, but only to enjoy the game.

"He always wants to go out there and do well, whatever the match is. As you get closer to the record, its everyone else who keeps on reminding you.

"He never plays for records, he never does it," Anjali said.

"I spoke to him. He is very happy, but still it's a very long way to the end of the match. He was a little unhappy to miss the century."

Asked what was the family's reaction on his achievement on Friday, Anjali said, "We as a family are very happy. But our family is not the one who will do something big, jump and celebrate. His mother is a very religious person and first thing she prepared some sweets, placed it before god and prayed."


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